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USS Defiant update

Progress on the Defiant

I forgot how hard it is to install this many lights and sound effects, switches and run it all down a tunnel to the base where the board resides. A Tenacontrol board at that. It has three plugs on the board that easily disconnect in case the board ever has a problem to easily replace it. Never put your board inside the model.

I just taped the model together for a look. I did a lot of simple tricks to get things to light up without removing or drilling out parts of the model as other have done in the past. 

I also used Don’s Light and Magic parts. Just wonderful products he makes.

The coloring on the model is all taken from the studio model and this will be roughed up, scratched and weathered to match the studio model. I don’t like my models to look like toys with pristine paint jobs, they just lack scale and life.

Video will becoming and I’ll get into more of this then. This model has lots of push button lighting effects and sounds that my client wanted. Now I say client because I’m not getting material money and a pat on the back along with social media kudos for building this model. When you get an actual profit for all your hard work, experience and expertise then you can call it a clent build.


5 Responses to “USS Defiant update”


  1. November 30, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Beautiful job my friend. Nice to see starships agaun.! đŸ™‚

  2. November 30, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Looking great, Steve. I forgot how many glowy bits this ship has.

  3. December 13, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Tough little ship.

    She’s gorgeous my friend!


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